Superior Essex Completes Core Qualification Testing for Medium Voltage Cables
Atlanta, GA, August 6, 2014
Superior Essex announces the successful completion of the Core Qualification third-party testing for its Medium Voltage product line (5kV through 35kV) for cables insulated with XLPE, TRXLPE, and EPR compounds.
Testing was performed by Cable Technology Laboratories, Inc., a recognized third-party laboratory, located in New Jersey, U.S. The cables underwent numerous electrical and thermo-mechanical tests including the Accelerated Water Treeing Test. This test accelerates the aging of the cable to promote tree growth with subsequent electrical testing of the aged cables after 120 days, 180 days, and 360 days of aging.
“Our Medium Voltage product offering has been designed to be installed in Commercial, Industrial and Distribution Utility applications, where performance and reliability are essential. By successfully completing these tests we ensure our customers that our cables are built to last,” says Steve Campbell, Sr. Director Technology, Energy.
Superior Essex energy cables are produced at their Tarboro, North Carolina facility, which opened in October of 2012. The new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant has allowed production of energy cables to meet the demands of commercial, industrial and utility customers.
- • Manufactured and tested using leading edge technology
- • Dry cure vulcanization process
- • State of the art conductor manufacturing
- • Industry leading compound handling process
Superior Essex has launched multiple Energy Cable products since 2012, and now offers low voltage instrumentation, control, and power tray cables, medium voltage Type MV-105 cables and now MV Primary UD cables. With additional product launches scheduled for later this year, Superior Essex will have one of the broadest product offerings in the industry.
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Art Gonzalez, Director of Marketing and Product Management, Energy
About Superior Essex International LP
Superior Essex International LP is a leading manufacturer and supplier of cable, wire and accessory products serving the communications industry, energy industry and related distribution markets. The Company’s broad portfolio of products has been the choice of Fortune 1000 companies, telecommunications service providers, installers and other institutions for over 80 years. Product lines include Indoor and Outside Plant (OSP) copper and fiber data cables, Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) coaxial cables and accessories, Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) closures, coaxial cables, fire alarm/security cables, and low/medium voltage energy cable products and accessories. Superior Essex International LP is a subsidiary of Superior Essex Inc. ce.SuperiorEssex.com